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Fatalities

FATALITIES

Snow avalanches claim an average of 100 lives in Europe every year. The common goal of all European Avalanche Warning Services is to reduce the loss of lives and damages due to avalanches by providing the society with efficient and effective avalanche forecasting and warning services.

We start recording the number of fatalities on 1 October every year. The figures are based on reports received from EAWS members and their partners. Please let us know if there is any missing data and errors, by sending an e-mail to us.

Season 2023/24

Total Fatalities: 69

0died
Andorra
2021-06-11
10died
Austria
2024-05-13
0died
Czechia
2021-02-18
2died
Finland
2024-02-22
13died
France
2024-04-28
1died
Germany
2024-02-13
0died
Iceland
2022-11-07
12died
Italy
2024-06-13
0died
Liechtenstein
2022-02-07
4died
Norway
2024-02-01
2died
Poland
2024-04-22
2died
Romania
2024-02-28
2died
Slovakia
2024-01-30
0died
Slovenia
2021-06-17
2died
Spain
2024-04-09
19died
Switzerland
2024-05-06
0died
United Kingdom
2023-10-24

Number of people killed in an avalanche

Location Country Date Avalanche Problem 1 Avalanche Problem 2 Dead Group Size Type
Glockturm
Austria 2023-11-23 14:47:00
Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Val Boite Passo Giau- Torre Dusso - Vallon della Lavina
Italy 2023-12-02 14:30:00
New snow Wet snow 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Ronsfjellet
Norway 2023-12-09 14:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Langenestinden
Norway 2023-12-09 14:20:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Cima delle Pecore - Alta valle Isarco
Italy 2023-12-16 11:30:00
Gliding snow Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Piz Gravasalvas
Switzerland 2023-12-07 11:30:00
2
Älpetligrat
Switzerland 2023-12-16 14:28:00
1
Vals
Switzerland 2023-12-11 12:50:00
1
Malga Vallaccia
Italy 2023-12-24 12:44:00
Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Saint Gervais
France 2023-12-28 15:30:00
Wind slab Gliding snow 2 Off-piste skiing
Passo San Giacomo - Lago Toggia
Italy 2024-01-07 12:00:00
New snow Wind slab 2 2 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
France 2024-01-04 15:00:00
Wind slab New snow 1
Enchastrayes
France 2024-01-07 12:00:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Geierköpfe
Austria 2024-01-14 10:30:00
Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
France 2024-01-20 14:45:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Batizovska proba
Slovakia 2024-01-09 14:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Gaiskogel
Austria 2024-01-27 11:40:00
Persistent weak layer 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Malá Krížna
Slovakia 2024-01-28 11:15:00
Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Valle Lupara
Italy 2024-01-14 16:00:00
Persistent weak layer New snow 1 5 Mountaineering/Climbing
La Dotse
Switzerland 2024-01-24 12:20:00
1
Jamnfjellet, Finnvikdalen
Norway 2024-01-22 18:30:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 1 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Hemsedal ski resort
Norway 2024-01-26 16:30:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Valley Kondratowa ( Piekiełko )
Poland 2024-01-28 12:33:00
Wind slab 1 7 Mountaineering/Climbing
Pico Aspe
Spain 2024-01-13 11:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Linkerskopf
Germany 2024-01-14 12:00:00
Wind slab 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Pallas, Pyhäkuru
Finland 2024-01-02 15:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Embrun
France 2024-02-23 11:30:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 Backcountry skiing
Sancy
France 2024-02-25 13:30:00
4
Făgăraș Mt.
Romania 2024-02-16 15:00:00
Wind slab 1 Off-piste skiing
Țarcu Mt
Romania 2024-01-25 12:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Racines (BZ) - malga Wumblsalm
Italy 2024-02-28 16:15:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Plan - Val Passiria
Italy 2024-03-03 14:30:00
Wind slab Gliding snow 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Villard-de-Lans
France 2024-03-08 09:00:00
Wind slab 1
Margheria Violetto - Ubaghetto- rif. La Terza
Italy 2024-03-10 15:15:00
New snow New snow 1 6 Backcountry skiing
Pointe de Yeld
France 2024-03-20 10:12:00
Wet snow Wind slab 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Zermatt
Switzerland 2024-04-01 14:20:00
3
Klosters
Switzerland 2024-03-22 12:00:00
2
Churwalden
Switzerland 2024-02-24 11:00:00
1
Saas-Grund
Switzerland 2024-03-02 11:35:00
1
Leidbachhorn
Switzerland 2024-03-02 12:00:00
1
Erezberg
Switzerland 2024-03-02 13:30:00
1
Bächihoren
Switzerland 2024-03-09 12:00:00
1
Andermatt
Switzerland 2024-03-10 10:00:00
1
Orsieres
Switzerland 2024-03-10 14:35:00
1
Torrent de la Balma / Camí dels Enginyers
Spain 2024-03-24 12:30:00
Wet snow 1 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Bärenkopf
Austria 2024-04-09 15:02:00
Wet snow Gliding snow 1 7 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Niedertal
Austria 2024-04-11 11:03:00
New snow 3 21 Backcountry skiing
Świnicka Kotlinka
Poland 2024-04-20 17:00:00
Wind slab 1 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
arête de Tricot
France 2024-04-25 10:00:00
Wind slab Wet snow 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Piz Platta
Switzerland 2024-04-29 12:30:00
1
Biv Colombo - M. Cevedale
Italy 2024-04-25 15:50:00
Wind slab New snow 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Piz Bernina
Switzerland 2024-05-05 12:00:00
1
Testa del Paramont
Italy 2024-05-03 08:30:00
New snow Wet snow 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Wurtenkees
Austria 2023-12-03 13:15:00
Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Wurtenkees
Austria 2024-01-07 13:00:00
Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Wurtenkees
Austria 2024-04-25 11:00:00
Wind slab 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Monte Ortles Canale Minnegerode
Italy 2024-06-07 09:50:00
1 2 Backcountry skiing